Top Shelf Productions


Announcing MADDY KETTLE and the return of JOHNNY BOO!

June 6, 2014

The Top Shelf Kids Club is already home to so many beloved characters... but there's always room for more! As of now, pre-orders are officially open for two great books debuting in August 2014.

Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

Eric Orchard's Maddy Kettle was introduced to the world in this spring's Free Comic Book Day issue, and the response has been terrific. NPR said it "looks fantastic: every panel exudes quirky, gorgeous atmosphere,” while io9 agreed it was "quirky, beautifully illustrated, and frankly looks like it's going to be an instant classic. Don't miss it." What's more, an early version of a Maddy Kettle scene has already received the Silver prize at the Spectrum Awards, honoring the best in fantasy art. Now Maddy's full adventure is off to the printing press, and it's time to pre-order from your favorite retailer!

Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon

And that's not all... we're also announcing the return of Johnny Boo, the best little ghost in the world — and he's brought company! When author James Kochalka asked what adventure Johnny Boo should go on next, many readers wanted him to visit the moon. Others wanted him to ride a skateboard. Well, dreams do come true! Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon! has all this and more, including moon ice cream, a new monster, and the mighty Boom Power of new friend Susie Boom!

Click through for details and a free preview of each book!